Financial news on February 10, 2007

Business and Financial news
A Day in the Life of an Extra, Er, Background Artist

I was on a fanciful pursuit of show business fame - as an extra on the ABC sitcom “George Lopez.” Read more..

By HARRY HURT III - The New York Times

After Acquiring Equity Office, Blackstone Begins Selling It

The Blackstone Group began to dismantle its new portfolio of office buildings, the largest in the country. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Chevron Said to Be Interested in Buying Assets of Yukos of Russia

If Chevron succeeds, such an acquisition could help close the final chapter on the downfall of Russia’s largest oil company. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

First Offering of a Hedge Fund Is Bid Up 67% on Opening Day

Investors stormed Fortress Investment Group, driving its shares up 67.6 percent in the first U.S. market debut of a hedge fund manager. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Google Encounters Hurdles in Selling Radio Advertising

There is growing speculation that Google is finding it harder than expected to muscle its way into the radio business. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

India Finds Its Economy on the Verge of Overheating

After three years of near double-digit growth, signs of a potentially dangerous inflationary spiral are emerging. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Requiem for the Good Times

Robert Ayres, a scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, argues that the period of gaining economies of scale from international trade has “probably peaked.” Read more..

By PAUL B. BROWN - The New York Times

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